Sport

Conor Murray: ‘South Africa’s Twitter gameplan is a funny, weird subplot’

It is the snakes-and-ladders element of every British & Irish Lions tour that is so endlessly fascinating. For Conor Murray the highs and lows have been unusually stark, from being named tour captain to Covid isolation to not starting the first Test. Now he is back in the box seat, seeking to outwit the two […]

Lifestyle

New study reveals serious long-term complications in youth-onset type 2 diabetes

Phil Zeitler, MD, Ph.D., has been treating youth with type 2 diabetes for more than 20 years. He and a team of researchers published a paper today on the TODAY2 study in the New England Journal of Medicine on the long-term complications of type 2 diabetes. (TODAY stands for Treatment Options for type 2 Diabetes […]

Business

U.S. federal prosecutors investigating Lordstown Motors

Lordstown Motors Corp (RIDE.O) said federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating the electric-truck maker’s vehicle pre-orders and its merger with blank-check company DiamondPeak Holdings. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had earlier asked the electric pickup truck maker to produce documents and information related to its merger and pre-orders. In March, shares of the company […]

Technology

Instagram Reels can now be twice as long

Instagram Reels can now be up to one minute long, double the previous 30-second time limit. Instagram initially debuted Reels with a brief 15-second time cap, then quickly doubled it just a month later. Reels is now nearly a year old, so it seems it’s time for an update again. Until recently, TikTok also capped […]

News

Sassy sausage dog dubbed ‘K9 version of Beyonce’ looking for ‘personal assistant’

Enzo is a delightful boy who will endear you when you first meet, but he’s also a typical stubborn sausage and will need someone who is experienced with the breed A sassy sausage dog who has found himself in rescue is on the lookout for a personal assistant to pamper, entertain and walk him in […]

Sport

Women’s Olympics football: quarter-finals tie-by-tie analysis

Team GB v Australia (in Kashima)Australia qualified for the knockout stage as one of two best third-place teams but their tournament has not been a bad one. Predictably, the Chelsea forward and WSL golden boot winner Sam Kerr has led the way, scoring three of the Matildas’ four goals. She scored an equaliser for Australia […]

Lifestyle

FDA allows automatic ‘generic’ swap for brand-name insulin

U.S. regulators took action Wednesday that will make it easier to get a cheaper, near-copy of a brand-name insulin at the drugstore. Doctors now have to specifically prescribe what’s called a biosimilar or OK substituting it for a more expensive brand-name insulin. Wednesday’s move by the Food and Drug Administration will allow pharmacists to automatically […]

Business

Intel in talks to buy GlobalFoundries for about $30 billion

Intel Corp is in talks to buy semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries Inc for about $30 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Any deal talks don’t appear to include GlobalFoundries directly, as a spokesperson for the company told the Journal it was not in discussions with Intel, according to […]

Technology

If you’ve been waiting to play Resident Evil Village on PC, Capcom’s fixed it

If you bought Resident Evil Village on PC but put off playing it due to horrible performance issues, you may be in luck. Over three months after the port’s release, Capcom has released an update to fix performance issues related to DRM and, according to Eurogamer, it appears to have resolved the larger performance issue, […]

News

Woman fumes as Alexa “ruins” girlfriend’s birthday surprise by announcing trip to Paris

The woman admitted she’d made a major blunder after the couple recently installed the Amazon device in their house, and people were left in hysterics at her mistake Now, here’s a truly first world problem. A woman who installed a hi-tech speaker in her house was left rather unimpressed after it revealed the details of […]